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. the earthquake and tsunami in japan is literally sending shock waves around the world tonight. as many as 1,000 people are feared dead, following the disastrous earthquake that struck not even 24 hours ago. it wiped out homes, roads, and everything else in the path. the tsunami surge ripped across the pacific to hawaii and the west coast. this video shot this morning shows the strong wave of water pouring into santa cruz harbor. the power is across the dock, and the boats are bounced around like rubble balls -- rubber balls. the tsunami warning for people in the bay area was dropped at 3:00 this afternoon. robert is live with an update on the cleanup. >> reporter: we are still here at the santa cruz harbor where there has been almost nonstop action since the tsunami rolled in this morning. there's been destruction and a will the of tense moments. >> reporter: the tsunami is not over yet. we are still seeing surging this evening, mainly because of the way the harbor funnels the water, it helps the waves gather strength as they rush in. look at the action we saw today. we would see the boats
standing by. >>> to the latest in japan. reeling from friday's earthquake and a massive tsunami. today a 3rd explosion rocked japan as engineered scramble to prevent a release of radiation. more than 2,000 bodies have washed ashore. and 15,000 reported missing, 1500 deaths have been confirmed. adam housely has the latest from japan. >> reporter: earthquake and tsunami and aftershocks. now the threat of a nuclear melt down. >> the device to cool the rods has been dysfunctioned and the water level did start to fall. [ speaking foreign language ] >> they are coming to the correct conclusions but it's doubtful whether they are correctly reporting the conclueses. >> japan asked the u.s. for help dealing with multiple reactors at multiple locations. obmonday another hydrogen explosion sent a gray cloud into the sky and forces hundreds to flee. >> i was told the plant was safe from tsunamis. >> reporter: those assuranced washed away. four days later new home video shows the wall of water devouring everything in its path. >> i saw the water and i ran. the water was chasing me like that. >> when th
radiation contamination in japan. could radiation from japan reach the west coast? we get answers from one expert. >>> and pg&e delivers a report on the safety of its pipelines but it comes with some glaring holes. >> complete bay area coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening. it is tuesday, march 15. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> the crisis in japan is intensifying tonight are just a few hours ago another fire broke out at a nuclear power plant which is already leaking radiation forcing thousands of people to evacuate. the nation was devastated by last friday's earthquake and tsunami. thousands are stranded and isolated waiting for help. nearly half a million people have been displaced. it is our top story at 7:00. adam reports from tokyo. >> reporter: tokyo survived an earthquake and tsunami that devoured everything in his path and now survivors face nuclear exposure and health dangers that may not appear for years. on tuesday another explosion shook the region damaging a containment pool and exposing part or all of
cutting off access for residents. >>> and japan's earthquake and tsunami hit close to home for one bay area city with a unique tied to the devastated region -- a unique tie to that devastated region. >> complete bay area news starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening. it is monday, march 21. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> a developing story tonight where a rockslide has blocked the road cutting off some homes and preventing some people from returning home. but hillside gave away about 10:00 this morning we have a live picture here from newschopper two and 20 people are stuck with no way in or out. we are told that the geologists are looking at the slide but there is no word yet on how long it may take to clear its. continuing coverage and a full report on our 10:00 news. >>> some thought this day may never arrive but opening statements will begin tomorrow in barry bonds perjury trial. as david stevenson reports, jury selection began and ended today. >> reporter: barry bonds walked confidently into court this morning as jury selec
, rising from a damaged nuclear plant in japan. the officials say it could take weeks to stabilize the situation. helicopter crews work inside 40 minute shifts, dumping seawater. on the ground they tried using water cannons but they were forced back by levels. so far it is unclear what is causing this even's smoke. president barack obama had a seufpl -- this evening's smoke. president barack obama had a simple message. >> we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the united states, if it is the west coast, hawaii, alaska or u.s. territories in the pacific. let me repeat that. we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the west coast, hawaii, alaska or u.s. territories in the pacific. >> the nuclear fall out is our top story tonight at 7:00. john is live in oakland hills where he has been gaging. >> reporter: whatever is coming into california will come from the pacific ocean. everyone we talked to seems concerned about the dangers from a radioactive plume. >> reporter: at oakland's fire station 1 the home of the city's office of emergency services the offic
nuclear meltdown in japan. >>> gunshots outside a fast food restaurant leave a man clinging to life. uc workers called the latest round of budget cuts simply too much. a new poll adds a new twist. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening. it is wednesday, march 16. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> just one hour ago japanese army helicopters began dumping water on the nuclear power plant damaged in last week's tsunami pier almost six days had passed and rescue teams are now getting to areas devastated by the quake and tsunami. the death toll is estimated at 10,000 people. they hope that the helicopters dumping sea water from above can finally cool the reactor. health adventist editor john fowler begins with the latest. >> reporter: for the first time experts are mentioning the possibility of death as radiation doses accumulate. >> the ones that magi may not be immediately -- that may die may not be the ones immediately working on the reactor. >> reporter: beheaded the u.s. nuclear regulatory commis
to an explosion that tore open a shell setting it on fire n . japan the metal shells containing the material are like this, hot, but intact. preventing a release of radiation. >>> opponents of nuclear power staged a ralliy. we are live with their concerns and pge&'s reply, john? >> reporter: we are standing outside of oakland city hall. those -- opponents. >> for a very long time folks in japan have been calling to end nuclear power and to have more sustainable and locally controlled energy. we have been calling for that, here. >> reporter: the day started with the second annual power conference. >> there is nothing peaceful about nuclear power. >> reporter: these activists are focused on the two plants in california. san a no anofrey in san diego. and this crowd opposes the move. >> solarpanels do not explode. windmills do not explode. they are so much safer. using lessenner gee. >> reporter: despite the catastrophe at the nuclear plant pg&e officials say their facility is safe. >> it is well known for the robust safety performance. it is just going to get better and better. as a resul
for more wet weather. >>> more survivors of japan's earthquake and tsunami arrived in the bay area. >> complete bay area news at 7:00 starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening. it is tuesday, march 22. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> a new report finds hundreds of bay area bridges and overpasses overdue for repair. should drivers be worried and what are the roadblocks preventing a fix? jana katsuyama is live tonight. >> reporter: this was on the bad bridges list and stimulus money is helping fund repair but there are still 787 bridges that have been deemed structurally deficient, so more than 80 years old. having traffic -- heavy traffic takes a toll and now bridges are under scrutiny. >> this is one of the worst bridges. >> reporter: we met up with shannon tracy from transportation for america which released a study based on federal bridge inspection data. >> in the nine county bay area, 20% of our bridges are structurally deficient. so that is greatly higher than the national average of 11.5%. >> reporter: san francisco ranked a
, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> a bay area english teacher who survive japan's quake and tsunami is back home tonight, new at 7:00, a fundraiser underway right now in san francisco's japan town. >> reporter: we are at the hotel kabuki. it is sponsored by the japanese government spew there are well over 100 people and alumni who have turned out for this fundraiser and many relieved that canaan is back home safe tonight. she was visiting the school where she formally taught english. >> it was probably the most devastating thing i have ever seen. >> reporter: today she returned home to the bay area, a relief not just for her family but staff at the japanese consulate and other alumni from the japan in exchange teaching program. >> it was a huge relief when we found out i believe it was last tuesday that she had been found. >> reporter: the disaster itself was an emotional blow tied to people in the program. the body of taylor anderson, a teacher from virginia was found. >> our condolences go out to her family. we have all had similar experiences. >> reporter: more than 100 messengers fill
. >> he had breaking news. a major earthquake off the coast of japan. the earthquake hit 15 minutes ago on the east coast of japan. building shook some 250 miles to the south in tokyo. a tsunami alert has been issued for the northeastern coast of japan. >>> the district's board meeting got underway in concord just about one hour ago. they are expected to vote for layered notices for 150 teachers. mount diablo faces a $122 million shortfall. >>> voters were headed to the polls today in a crucial vote on the taxes in a special election. rob roth explains. >> reporter: supporters of the measure went door to door today encouraging registered voters to cast their ballots. it would increase property taxes, this home would see a tax increase of about $200 a year. the money would raise some $12 million a year for the financially strapped school districts. >> public education is tied to the identity of alameda and a friendly environments. most people if given the right opportunity or right message will step up and support it. >> reporter: two thirds of the voters will have to approve the tax inc
is expected to take four years to complete. >>> now to the crisis in japan where new tests show radiation spreading from the damaged fukushima nuclear reactor. iodine in the seawater near that plant is more than 3000 times higher than the legal limit and the readings outside the exclusion zone are substantially higher than the levels we have seen the united nations recommend evacuation but so far they have not expanded the evacuation zone. >>> testing at uc berkeley showed a small amount of radioactive particles have settled in the bay area. they did some tests on milk that showed it contained radioactive iodine. the scientists insist the amount is so small it is a risk to health. >>> a bay area county times the list of the hottest county in the state according to the healthiness of residents by the university of, wisconsin that ranked counties nationwide and burning county is the healthiest -- and marin county is the healthiest. >>> kansas city is a test site for the new high-speed internet service. more than 1000 cities tried out a global said that kansas city, kansas offered the opport
of the day. dow closed lower by 22 points, nasdaq dropped by 12. >>> crisis in japan, traces of plutonium have now been found in the soil outside the crippled pharmaceutical zoom -- fukushima nuclear plant. new pools of radioactive water leaking from that complex and radioactive iodine has been found offshore at a level 1100 times more than normal. >>> the recent round of storms here at home result in numerous landslides across the area. today we got a look at a new map that found the hot spots and found out what puts home at risk. >> reporter: before construction began this multimillion-dollar home strict building codes required a soil engineer to evaluate the property. >> they came in here and analyzed this whole lot and gave their recommendations to the builder on how to make the foundations. >> reporter: the builder says slide concerns require crews move huge chunks of land. more people threatened by landslides each year because of hillside developments. >> there are a lot of places in california where we have relatively weak rocks and steep slopes and those places are prone to landsl
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